This is the second (and final) version of the arm cannon. We downgraded to a 3" PVC pipe. We used a 3"-2" adapter to cap it off with. We once again employed the gray stuff to wrap around the pipe to give it dimension and texture. Then came the fun part. I went into my big old box of old electronics and started disemboweling devices. My old camera and CD player fell victim. Then I basically glued random bits of cool looking electronics to the cannon. My favorite parts are the camera lens in the end of the cannon and the half of a half gig of ram.
www.glowire.com. I had a lot of practice with Glowire; which was good because the soldering process was a little tricky. The arm cannon got a silver/green paint treatment...and VIOLA!
Step one was to de-Hannah them. The denim layer was removed, the straps cut off, and I removed about a third of each helmet. You will once again notice the use of the gray stuff. To get the edges to come together nicely, I used a grinding bit on the Dremel tool to bevel the edges. The gray stuff responds very well to super glue.
Scott Kurtz's signature.
Metroid Metal. They were pretty excited to have a real, live Samus. We had a great time at PAX. The effort of putting these costumes together was definitely worth it.